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Southeast Asia is home to fruits that many people from other regions have never seen before.

I spent 2 years living in Malaysia — here are 14 of my favorite fruits Americans probably wouldn’t recognize

Southeast Asia is home to several fruits that most Americans probably haven't heard of, including durian — the pungent "king of the fruits" — and the unusual-looking rambutan. Here are some of the most bizarre fruits I tried during my two-year stay in Malaysia.
The pungent smell of rotting durian was mistaken for a gas leak at an Australian university.

An Australian university was evacuated when a pungent fruit was mistaken for a gas leak

500 people were evacuated from a Melbourne university after the pungent smell of rotting durian traveled through the library's air-conditioning system.